UMI Hammer S Android Smartphone Review

In search of a big, good looking, power packed Android smartphone is ended with UMI Hammer S. Big screens won the race over traditional 3.5-4.7-inch smartphone sizes. Today I’m reviewing UMI Hammer S in detail. In my opinion, the ideal smartphone looks like this, it has almost all features including IR Blaster to make your smartphone as a Universal Remote.

UMI has a good name in making solid affordable Android smartphones, with the launch of Hammer S the company still maintains a good name. It is another MediaTek 6735 device with a gorgeous metal frame, display, and all latest geeky features. If you are looking for a detailed review of the device, read our complete UMI Hammer S take on.

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UMI Hammer S Review: Build Quality & Design

Design wise, the UMI Hammer S is one of the better-looking budget smartphones out there. It has beautiful build quality, it is crafted with aircraft-grade aluminium which provides the lightest weight and ultimate durability.

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On the front side, it has a 5.5-inch display, set of sensors on the top, a beautiful display and touch buttons. On the back side, it has 13MP Camera, dual LED Flash and Fingerprint scanner to provide extra security to your device. The rear panel has also a curved design towards the edges giving the device a good grip.

The power and volume keys are on the right side and USB Type-C can be found at the bottom of the device along with the speaker. Overall, we can easily saw that UMI Hammer S is one of the better-looking devices in the budget category.

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UMI Hammer S Review: Features and Performance

The UMI Hammer is a mid-range Android phablet which features a 5.5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS display along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. The device has 13-MP camera is on the rear side, and a 2-megapixel snapper can be found up front. We tested the UMI Hammer S in Antutu, we got a good score in performance.

The device has a 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) IPS display, which is one of the better displays available in this price point. The brightness levels are also good on the display and we don’t have too much to complain in this aspect. The device also comes with IR Blaster, you can control any household device by using Hammer S as a remote. The UMI also provided a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device, the scanner is pretty fast and accurate.

UMI Hammer S Android Smartphone Review

The device runs on MTK6735, Cortex A53 quad core, 1.0GHz chipset, which is an average performer. But the overall performance of the device was good and we didn’t experience any lags or issues which running apps or playing games and multitasking. The camera performance was pretty good for this price  point, the color and brightness levels are good in images taken with the device. To run all these features, the device is packed with a 3200mAh battery, which promises to give 2-3 days of standby time.

UMI Hammer S Specs

Model  UMI HAMMER S
 Band  2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
 3G: WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
 4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
 Sim Card  Dual Micro-SIM Card Dual Standby(one also for TF card)
 Service Provide  Unlocked
 Style  Bar
 Color  Black, White
 Shell Material  Plastic with aluminium frame
 System
 OS  Android Lollipop 5.1
 CPU  MTK6735, Cortex A53 quad core, 1.0GHz GPU: Mali-T720
 ROM  16GB
 RAM  2GB
 Screen
 Display Size  5.5 Inch
 Type  IPS, 2.5D Curved design
 Resolution  1280 x 720 pixels HD screen
 Support Format
 LED Notification  NO
 FM Radio  Yes
 Video File Format  Video File Format
 Audio File Format  MP3/WAV/AMR/AWB
 Earphone Port  3.5mm
 Cable Port  Type-C
 Card Extend  Yes, support external Micro SD/TF card up to 64GB
 Data Transfer & Connectivity
 Data transfer  USB/Bluetooth
 Mobile internet  WAP/WiFi
 General 
 Camera/Picture Resolution  2.0MP front camera, 13.0MP SONY IMX179 back camera with

flashlight and auto focus
 Phonebook  500
 Message  SMS/MMS
 Input  Handwrite/Keypad
 TV  No
 GPS  Build in GPS, A-GPS with EPO
 JAVA  No
 WIFI  Yes, 802.11 b/g/n, support 2.4/5.0GHz dual band
 Bluetooth  Yes, v4.0
 Gravity Sensor  Yes
 P-Sensor  Yes
 L-Sensor  Yes
 Multi-Touch  Yes, 5 points touch
 Dimensions  154 x 77.4 x 8.5mm/6.06 x 3.04 x 0.33 inch
 Net Weight
(Including battery)
 185g
 Battery(built-in)  3200mAh
 Standby Time  About 2~3 days
 Other Feature  Touch ID, Remote Control, 4G, GPS, FM, Bluetooth, Ebook, Email,

Messaging, wallpapers, calendar, calculator, clock, camera,
tethering & portable hotspot, Play Store, OTG, smart wake, etc

Verdict

Considering price and features, the UMI Hammer S is a fantastic device. Under $140, you will get an Android smartphone with a fingerprint scanner, IR Blaster with Universal Remote capability, decent Camera and faster performance.

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Buy UMI Hammer S Android Smartphone

UMI Hammer S Android Smartphone Review
6.8 Overall
Pros
IR Blaster Feature
Cons
None
Summary
Considering price and features, the UMI Hammer S is a fantastic device. Under $140 you will get an Android smartphone with fingerprint scanner, IR Blaster with Universal Remote capability, decent Camera and faster performance.
Build Quality6.5
Features7
Design6.5
Camera6.5
Network7
Battery7

Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, Phone Opinions, and Ask Hacker. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.

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